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Old 11-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #211
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Great pics, thanks for sharing them. We are 'just' going to DL next year, but in 2015 we are going to WDW and with the five of us, POR s looking like the cheapest option.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:35 AM   #212
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Even though your post wasn't directed at me, thanks so much for sharing. I hadn't seen those pics (or that website for that matter). Very interesting. That bed looks like it would be great for my son.
My pleasure, it is a handy website. The have updates on facebook too.

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Great pics, thanks for sharing them. We are 'just' going to DL next year, but in 2015 we are going to WDW and with the five of us, POR s looking like the cheapest option.
It is never easy to travel with 5. Last year we stayed at Caribbean Beach Resort as our youngest was under 3 so did not count in the room occupancy. We thought that would be the only time we would able to stay there as 2 rooms is too expensive.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:58 AM   #213
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Why couldn't they make that bed a normal single bed size?????
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:35 AM   #214
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Why couldn't they make that bed a normal single bed size?????
Because they are mean and nasty and want to make us get 2 rooms or a family room. I think DH will want more space after this trip as the kids get older. It may be our last on-site trip, though he does like free dining.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:51 PM   #215
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i honestly wish that a lot of hotels had the 2 x queen size beds plus a pullout sofa or convertible bed in the room. that would make life so much more simple.

as a result, when we travel, we need 2 x rooms and when on our cruise, we will need 2 x staterooms too. i was even willing to look at junior suites and royal suites etc on the various cruise lines, but it seems even they restrict the sleeping arrangements (and while some of them say sleeps 5 or 6, those additional people had better be either children or very very small adults because there is no way my 6'3 tall partner or his 6'4 tall brother would be able to sleep comfortably on some of those beds).

grrr.

i understand there are probably things like max occupancy for a reason/fire codes and what not. but from a consumer perspective, it kinda sucks
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #216
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At least you're third, and fourth wheel pay their own way, when you have to get two rooms/cabins and foot the bill for both it kinda sucks!
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:36 PM   #217
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that is why re: room occupancy numbers...

you leave the family at home....sorted!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:59 AM   #218
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Ok, so i'm thinking..

Bad move.

I'm actually starting to think I would give up our trip next year if we could do a cruise the year after, would have to be on The Fantasy, for the Eastern Caribbean though.

I think to go without one year for another extra special trip is a fair tradeoff.
Would the rest of my family though??
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:23 AM   #219
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Ok, so i'm thinking..

Bad move.

I'm actually starting to think I would give up our trip next year if we could do a cruise the year after, would have to be on The Fantasy, for the Eastern Caribbean though.

I think to go without one year for another extra special trip is a fair tradeoff.
Would the rest of my family though??
I can see where you're coming from. Airfares are SO expensive that you feel like you have to make the most of it while you are over there. I've told DH that w are definitely doing a Fantasy cruise on our 2015 trip. That ship looks amazing.
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:39 PM   #220
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Ok, so i'm thinking..

I think to go without one year for another extra special trip is a fair tradeoff.
I agree, but being patient isn't always easy.

Perhaps plan a smaller trip closer to home for next year so everyone still has something to look forward to and then plan an extra special Disney holiday for 2014.

We were booked to go away this coming Jan for a 2 week cruise around Sth East Asia. Even though I was really excited about this cruise, I just couldn't shake the nagging feeling that if I just waited until late 2013 I could do the cruise I really had my heart set on - one on the Fantasy. So back near the start of this year I cancelled it, even though that meant waiting almost 2 years instead of 1 for my cruise. Two years seemed a LONG way away, so I compromised by booking a one week driving tour around the Sth Island to give me something to look forward to. We travelled on a budget, staying in holiday parks and backpackers and cooking our own meals. But the trip was awesome and I have no regrets.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:19 PM   #221
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I agree, but being patient isn't always easy.

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Hmmm, maybe it's easier for me to be patient right now because the thought of 14 hour flights with the three boys right now terrifies me! LOL
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Hmmm, maybe it's easier for me to be patient right now because the thought of 14 hour flights with the three boys right now terrifies me! LOL
and if you calculate that's 3x14 hrs..so really its 42 hrs of "togetherness" ..
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and if you calculate that's 3x14 hrs..so really its 42 hrs of "togetherness" ..
Are you offering to take on those 42 hours of togetherness with my darling boys?
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Are you offering to take on those 42 hours of togetherness with my darling boys?
You know I would in a heart beat..but I have this dodgy knee and you know how it is, but really if I didn't have this injury I would love too.

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Old 11-06-2012, 11:05 PM   #225
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Hmmm, maybe it's easier for me to be patient right now because the thought of 14 hour flights with the three boys right now terrifies me! LOL
hehehe. I hear what your saying. I'm also worried about the flight and I have just one child to keep entertained.

When I start worrying too much, I think of my friend who flew all the way to England without her husband and with her 1 1/2 year old on her lap. I figure if someone can survive that horror, I can fly to the States with a 5 year old. :-)
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